US Supreme Court on Police Power to Search Cell Phones

The United States Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments in two cases regarding the warrantless search of an individual’s cell phone following an arrest and whether it amounts to a violation of the Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution which prohibits unreasonable search and seizures and requires with the requirement of probable cause. The matter is of pressing concern and decides on the important questions of privacy of individuals vis-à-vis security of the State.

The transcript of the oral arguments in the case of David Riley v California can be seen here and of United States v Brima Wurie can be seen here.

Reports regarding the case may be read on these following links –

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/supreme-court-takes-police-power-search-cell-phones-n90046

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/04/29/initial-impressions-from-the-oral-argument-in-the-supreme-court-cell-phone-search-cases/

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